For more than a decade, Emory University has ranked among the top 25 universities nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Its overall objectives stress research, patient care, and education with a strong commitment to research. For ten consecutive years Emory has received over $500 million in external funding.
The Emory University School of Medicine (1854) has 3,100 full- and part-time faculty. The school has 556 medical students and trains 1,311 residents and fellows in 106 accredited programs including 53 programs unique in the state of Georgia. The school has five dual degree programs including a joint program with Georgia Tech, with which the medical school shares a biomedical engineering department ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Medical school faculty received $443.8 million in external research funding in fiscal year 2019 including 290.7 million from the NIH. The school is best known for its research and treatment in infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology and geriatrics. Alumni totals included 6,033 from the medical school, 11,844 residents/fellows, and 6,453 health professionals. Approximately 25 percent of the doctors in Georgia have trained at Emory.
The Emory University School of Medicine Health Services Research Center (2018) is a cooperative initiative between the Department of Surgery and Department of Medicine within Emory University’s School of Medicine. The Center’s mission is to advance healthcare access, quality, value, and outcomes of all patients and populations through scientific inquiry and innovative solutions. The Health Services Research Center is designed to deliver patient-centered outcomes through the promotion of health services research and aligns academic research with clinical care delivery.
Emory Healthcare (1905) is the largest service provider in Georgia comprising 2,691 inpatient beds across 11 campuses and 250 outpatient clinics throughout the state supporting more than 4.6 million annual outpatient visits. Emory Healthcare provided $151.5 million in charity care in fiscal year 2018-2019 and serves as an exceptional environment for patient-oriented research.
The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is a statewide partnership between Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Georgia and is one of over 50 in a national consortium striving to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. Georgia CTSA’s partnerships with research centers and healthcare networks contribute to clinical and translational science advances in Georgia. A key component of the Georgia CTSA is the Integrating Special Populations (ISP) program, which focuses on access, study inclusion, minimizing barriers to participation, and characterizing and promoting high priority special populations such as underserved, rural and geriatric populations.